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Telecommunications Amendment (Infrastructure in New Developments) Bill 2020

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the Telecommunications Act 1997 to: extend the existing prohibition on developers who are constitutional corporations from selling or leasing a building lot or building unit in a new development unless fibre-ready facilities are installed in proximity to the lot or unit to all types of developers, whether incorporated or unincorporated; clarify that a fibre-ready facility must be technically capable of being used in connection with an optical fibre line; and make a technical correction.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 04 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 04 Feb 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04 Feb 2021
Second reading moved 04 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 04 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 04 Feb 2021
Finally passed both Houses 04 Feb 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 7
  • Year: 2021
16 Feb 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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